Morphological analysis and morphometry of the foramen magnum: an anatomical investigation.

  title={Morphological analysis and morphometry of the foramen magnum: an anatomical investigation.},
  author={P Chethan and K Gnana Prakash and Bukkambudhi Virupakshamurthy Murlimanju and Krishnananthalingam Prashanth and Latha Venkatraya Prabhu and Vasudha V. Saralaya and Ashwin Ganesh Krishnamurthy and Meludurgamutt S Somesh and Chettiar Ganesh Kumar},
  journal={Turkish neurosurgery},
  volume={22 4},
AIM The objectives were to study the morphology of the foramen magnum in dry skulls and to evaluate its antero-posterior diameter, transverse diameter and the foramen magnum index. MATERIAL AND METHODS The foramen magna of 53 dry human cadaver skulls that were obtained from the neuroanatomy laboratory were examined. Different shapes of the foramen magnum were macroscopically noted and classified. The antero-posterior and transverse diameters were measured and the average foraminal index was… CONTINUE READING


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